Snapshot Photo Contest

Have you taken a touching, impressive or funny nature or animal picture? Or did you observe a breathtaking natural phenomena ? Send us your photograph and we will show it at the museum as part of the competition.

Snapshot is part of the special exhibition Wildlife Photographer of the Year and is aimed at amateur photographers.

Our external expert jury selects the ten best entries in each of the three categories. Maybe yours will be one of them and with some luck you will win a great prize from the Basler Fotohaus.

In addition, our main sponsor, the Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank, will award a special prize as part of the competition.


Start competition: Mon, 17 October 2022
Submission deadline: Sun, 19 February 2023
Award ceremony: Thu, 23 March 2023


Category 1 
Children see nature (for 5-12 year olds)

Children have a special eye for nature, animals, plants and landscapes. All conceivable motifs from nature are welcome. Zoo and farm animals are allowed in this category. Excluded are pets and mounted animals.

Category 2 
Animal portraits / Animals in their habitat / Animal behaviour 
Farm animals are allowed. Excluded are pets, mounted animals and zoo animals.

Category 3
Plants, landscapes and other natural phenomena


Sven Eisenhut
Director photo basel

Melody Gygax
Picture editor, Curator, Cultural Representative MAGNUM PHOTOS

Natacha Salamin


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and for the many years of support